Ella – 7 month old

Taking photos of Ella this month was super challenging … she sat still for about five minutes and immediately chewed up her sticker! This little girl is getting super mobile. I weighed her and she’s 17.5 lbs. now – no wonder the carseat is getting heavy to carry. Despite her delicious little rolls, she’s starting to figure out how to move. She’s able to pull …

Ella – 6 months old

I’m finding it harder and harder to pick a handful of pictures each month when we do our little photo shoots … she’s just too cute! It’s hard to believe we’re at the half year point already. Probably the most noticeable difference in Ella this month is her ability to reach for – and get – objects. She seems to understand what her hands are …

A walk in the woods

Isaac, Ella and I took advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures (80 degrees!) and headed out to Kohler Andrae State Park to hike one of the wooded trails there. I popped Ella in the carrier, slung my camera over my shoulder and we were off! Ella was a good hiker and I couldn’t keep Isaac out of the trees – everyone had a great time! …

A fleece blanket for Ella

Yesterday, we made a trip to JoAnn’s as they were having a doorbuster sale with all their fleece 50 percent off. I’ve been wanting to make Ella a tie fleece blanket since she was born, but haven’t been able to find fleece that I liked. So, I figured I’d go see what they had and found these two prints – a bright circle and heart …

Coffee date with my boy!

Today I had the rare opportunity to have just my son and baby daughter for the day. Mike had taken Hannah to the cabin for the weekend, so it was just my oldest and youngest with me for the day. We ran a couple of errands, then I suggested we go to one of my favorite digs, Paradigm, a cool coffee house downtown for a …

Ella – 5 months old

Oh, where to begin! I couldn’t narrow down the photos, so I posted all the ones I loved. What can I say … the camera just loves her and she has all these different little expressions I love trying to capture. It was a bit of a challenge doing pictures this month as Ella promptly crumpled her month sticker and then started chewing on it! …